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rated the town of baghouz. they marked their flag over the village. cnn is covering this story from multiple locations. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in baghouz and eastern syria. arwa damon is in istanbul, turkey. ben, starting with you, where you have seen so many of these battles play out for now, several week an on this day, you were there to report and see first hand isis losing its final grip in the region. >> reporter: that's right, george. what we've actually got inside that encampment, which we have been watching being shelled and hit for weeks now. it was an expanse of wrecked cars, at that time terred tetat
dead bodies, males in this case. but this came after a night of heavy airstrikes on the edge of that encampment and that continued -- that continued throughout the night into the morning when we saw this announcement from mustafaa bely, saying the battle had ended in victory and isis had been 100% eliminated. so we went into the camp. but actually as we were going in, there was still some gunfire. we saw a sniper on a rooftop trying to target the hillside, which was the final place where isis jihadis had hit out. we don't know the fate of those jihadis and their families. we were told there were families with them. no sign of them this morning. but what is clear, because we were walking around the encampment. there was no gunfire or nothing. we didn't have to put on flap
jackets and helmets. so it's very clear that victory, final victory over isis as a territorial entity has been achieved. george. >> ben wedeman, again, thank you for you and your team for the reporting remember we were lookingal images moments ago, you see the cars, the tents left behind, keeping in mind, many people left that small part of territory and many of these people now heading into camps. many of them women and children. of course, ben, you have been there, you have seen these camps, tell us about what you have seen for people there now. >> reporter: well, george, in the past few weeks, as this battle for baghouz intensified, we saw tens of thousands of civilians mostly, many of them isis fighters who have poured out of baghouz, they were taken to camps in northeastern syria,
the main camp there dubbed the camp of death. >> that is because of the number of children, most of them infants, who have died on their way to that arduous journey to the whole camp or upon arrival. more than 100 according to aid agencies. and the situation at that camp that we visited over the past couple of weeks, george, a couple of times, it is quite a dire humanitarian situation there. the syrian democratic forces, local authorities on the ground, aid agencies are really struggling to cope with that mass influx that they've received at the camp. they are way over capacity, really stretched when it comes to providing services to those who have arrived. right now, we are talking about more than 70,000 people, most of them women and children, the vast majority of them iraqi refugees and also displaced syrians, who are living under
the control of isis, again, there are also thousands of foreign women and their children. they are kept in a whole camp in an area known as the mujahedeen immigrants. i have to tell you, george, officials there, while they are so grateful for the international coalition and the support they have received when it comes to the battle, the fight, the war against isis, right now official there is are telling us that they still need the support. what comes next is a more critical phase 2. it's critical i must say. they need the support of the international community. those same countries of the international coalition to deal with these foreigners, whether it is the tens of thousands of women and children, that they have been left with, who seem to have been rejected by their countries at this point or the more than 1,000 foreign fighters who are crowned in sdf facilities coming from more than 50 different countries.
so while the battle is over, george, what comes next might be as critical. >> jomana, a very important point arwa, this kind of plays into the question i have for you. if we have that map, can we show it the map that shows you big, expansive it was at one point? you get a sense many years ago, this group, this caliphate was much bigger, perhaps the size of great britain, arwa. now, the size of this territory has certainly been reduced to nothing. but here's the thing, the threat still remains, right? there is the threat of radicalization, the threat of isis still spreading its ideology? >> reporter: it most certainly does, george. and there are threats that exist on multiple levels. first and foremost. isis may have been territorially defeated, in iraq it continues
to operate in small groups, basically, going back to its roots. it really capitalizes on this terrain in most countries there is no security presence and it continues to terrorize the populations there. then, of course, you have the reality that isis exists in the digital space. many analysts and experts have been following isis and its evolution will be quick to tell you this is a forward thinking entity and from the day that al baghdadi declared the caliphate in 2014, isis was actually preparing itself for its territorial deal. it has sleeper cells across the globe that has vast financial resources outside of both iraq and syria that it can tap into when the time is right. this is an entity that existed as al qaeda and iraq back if 2004 and morphed into the islamic state of iraq was declared defeated by the u.s.
military prior to their premature withdrawal from iraq back in 2011, 2012. and then it managed to go to ground for years capitalizing on grievances of the sunni population in iraq, on grievances world wide to emerge as the isis that was able to then capture that vast swath of territory. so to think that somehow since it has been territorially defeated that now the fight is over, that would be a great, great mistake. >> arwa damon live for us in istanbul, turkey. jomana, thank you both for reporting. we had ben wedeman there to mark the defeat of isis there in eastern syria. we'll stay in touch with you l all. >> the other big story we are
following this day, special counsel robert mueller, his report on russian election meddling is now finished. it's in the hands of the attorney general and minutes after that broke, the first lawsuit was filed to make it it public. it's still fought clear what is in that document or when or if the public will get to see it. here's what we do know. there will be no more indictments coming directly from mueller's team, that does not include federal prosecutors in virginia, in d.c., new york or elsewhere. also remember, according to justice department rules, a sitting president cannot be indicted. also, attorney general william barr says that he may give congress what he calls the special counsel's principle conclusions as soon as this weekend. we will, of course, continue to follow that and the justice department official says the mueller report is both comprehensive. white house reaction, though, can be summed up in two word. we won. that's according to a campaign adviser. mr. trump spent friday night with his friends and family at a
resort. he was seen chatting for the white house lawyer responsible in response to the russia probe. abby philip has this report. >> reporter: after two years, robert mueller's special counsel investigation is now over. and for the white house, they are expecting that the big news and the big headline out of all of this is there will be no further indictments in the mueller investigation. for a president repeating no collusion and no obstruction for many, many months, white house aides believe it is a vindication for president trump and for his view of this investigation all along. >> that being said, white house aides and president trump do not know more of what is in this report than the general public does at this very moment. they were informed about 30 minutes before it was made public that the mueller investigation was finished. but they were not given any kind of sneak peek about what the investigation actually found. now, over the next several days, the justice department could very well begin the process of
briefing members of congress about the principle findings of this investigation and that might well mean that some of those findings will be leaked out to the public. if it does, the president is going to be at florida at his mar-a-lago resort. he hasn't said anything publicly yet and it's possible that he might weigh in on social media at any moment. but while he is down there, he is surrounded by top members of his legal team, by top members of his communications team. he's also going to be surrounded by his friends and inform am advisers who will be helping him shape his view on how to procedure, especially as democrats are ramping up their calls for the entire mueller report to be made public. we also know that the president's advisers do want to be able to weigh in on whether there is any privileged information in there. so the battle over who will be publicly released and what the public might know about the report is only just beginning. abby philip, cnn, the white
house. >> abby, thank you. democrats on capitol hill are equally anxious to read the mueller report. they want you to be able to read it, too. they are taking steps to try to ensure that that happens and that it becomes public. >> reporter: democrats on capitol hill are bracing for a fight. they're issuing a rather stern warning to the justice department saying the underlying evidence and the full report that bob mueller has submitted to the attorney general must be delivered to congress and must be delivered to the public. they say nothing short of that will suffice. democrats are saying that if they don't get that information to capitol hill, if the public doesn't see this information, they will be prepared to subpoena for this, so this is setting the stage for what could be days and weeks, perhaps months of a very contentious battle between democrats and the justice department. of course, it's ultimately up to bill barr, the attorney general, how much he plans to release. but if he does not go as far as
democrats like, expect that fight to intensify in the days ahead, chuck schumer, the senate minority leader, the minute after bill barr released this report, made clear everything needs to be released, including all the evidence that led problem mueller to decide who to prosecute and who not to prosecute. >> now that special counsel mueller has submitted his report to the attorney general, it's imperative for mr. barr to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to congress. attorney general barr must not give president trump his lawyers or his staff any sneak preview of special counsel mueller's findi findings or everyday. >> reporter: republicans so far said they are happy this investigation is over. the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said he is happy after a long time it is finally done. he says he is anxious to larry
more about this as other republicans are, lindsey graham, those key members are expected to be briefed in the days ahead, bill barr made that clear in his letter, that as soon as this weekend, perhaps a principle conclusion can be read out to the key chairman and senate judiciary committee. other leaders will get briefed as well, but bob mueller could be called to testify on capitol hill. adam schiff, the chairman of the house intelligence committee says he wants mueller to testify before his committee and jerry nadler may want to bring in barr to testify before his committee. what mueller's report will do for house democrats is essentially set further investigations beating attacks all a part of the democratic witch hunt. nevertheless, the news that this report is done only is the beginning of the fight here on capitol hill. >> so it is the beginning of a
very busy weekend and let's talk about all of this now with cnn's legal analystry have a martin and amy pope, amy is an associate fellow at chatham house and deputy homeland adviser. ri have a, starting with you, from what we know so far, no new indictments. is it too soon for the white house and the president to claim a win here over collusion? >> reporter: i think it is, george. even though the white house has already taken the position that this is a win and that he has been vindicated. we know the president has spent the last two years calling the investigation a witch hunt and you know making derogatory statements about it. but until we spee what is actually contained in that report, i think it is too early for the president to celebrating. it may be that special counsel mueller did find that president trump engaged in criminal conduct but because of this justice department guidance about not indicting a sitting president, there was no
indictment against the president. we don't know, it could be the opposite. the investigation could have yielded a result that the president did not engage in criminal conduct, although, there may be a finding that he was engaged in, you know, conduct that does arise to the revel of a crime, but it was also very troubling as it relates to russia and its interference with the 2016 election and even with respect to obstruction. so i think until we get that report and have an opportunity to not only review the report, but the supporting documentation, the supporting evidence, i do think it's too early for the president to claim victory. >> all right. so that's the legal end of collusion. now, to the political, with you, amy, the single point of collusion. the president seems to have a win on his back headed into 2020, what impact do you think that will have for republicans, for democrats? >> reporter: this is just the
beginning. congress made clear it's been waiting for the mueller report before it digs in on oversight sessions, we soul expect the house, in particular, we know there are a number of committees, jerry nadler leading the effort who are going to pull apart this report and they're not, unlike robert mueller, they are not limited by a particular scope. they are looking for any high crimes and misdemeanors. so we should expect. this is really the starting off point for the house and the oversight process in general and the president is going to be battling this for the next two years. >> we can't overstate this enough. this is just the beginning, right? we still don't know what actually in that report. more to come here soon, possibly in the coming days, weeks, but areva, you can already sense the legal challenges coming. one lawsuit has already been filed, democrats want to see as much of this report made public as possible. the white house, though, they want their eyes on it first
before that happens? >> reporter: yes, it's ironic, george, the president in the last couple days said he wanted the report to be made public as well. we don't know if he will continue to state that position out. but we do know that this report is likely to contain information gleaned from a grand jury. it can also contain classified information as well as information that the white house may claim is subject to executive privilege. so the fight over what will be released to congress and ultimately to the public is just beginning and we should expect both sides to dig in and congress taking the position that everything, including the supporting documentation should be revealed and i think ultimately the white house will take the position that a lot of this information is not subject to public review. >> all right. amy, last question here to you with regards to investigations, the path forward for democrats. do you see them moving the goal
post now, more probes and could that backfire? >> reporter: well, i don't think that they're necessarily moving the goal posts. they have been very clear that all of these issues are on the table, obstruction, abusive capextive power. there are a number of issues that they can explore here and the report is just the starting point for them. of course, it can backfire and the republicans made that point very, very clearly in the ken starr investigation, where they impeach president clinton for lying in a civil deposition. we all know in the end that didn't work out well for the republicans. so i expect the democrats will take their lesson from that. they will be very focused for concerns for the american people. they're not going to waste their political capital by chasing down issues that don't seem to rise to the levels of high crimes and misdemeanors. >> thank you both for your perspective, today. >> thanks, george.
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it's been more than a week now since cyclone idai hit africa. the death toll is continuing to rise there. aide groups and authorities on the ground are working to find survivors and trying to get much needed food, medicine to water who need it most. mozambique bore the brunt of that storm. aide workers say the devastation is much worse than feared. they warn humanity aide will only increase in the weeks to come. >> reporter: days after the cyclone, people are still stranded, a mammoth operation is under way in mozambique. after a week, the trees that used to line various avenues to bearer poor neighborhoods to bearer schools. as you can see, this school in beira are trying to solve what they ka. the continuous rain continues to
fall some several days after cyclone idai hit the beach. what it does, those bodies of water, those massive inland oceans will continue to rise and this will not make it easy for rescuers, it will exacerbate the situation. it can be seen from outer space. so large since the river banks floe overflowed. cnn saw regular arrivals taking boats to escape the rising waters to home. people arrived on the river, he was there when the cyclone came. tran i asked him what he had eaten that day? i asked him if there will be disease out there?
as we were talking, she asked us to ask him if he had seen her children. . >> all right. thank you. we are following the latest open thursday's ferry tragedy in northern iraq. the death toll now has risen to 102 people who died. families are demanding justice after the overcrowded tourist boat capsized in the tigris river near mosul. relatives came together to see if their family members were among those listed among the dead. they say they are still searching for at least 60 people. you heard the u.s. president say this many, many times. will you probably hear him say it again, you can probably see
it along with him, in fact. >> there was no collusion, there was no obstruction, everybody knows it, it's all a big hoax. i calm at this time witch hunt. it's all a big hoax, so we'll see what happens. i know that the attorney general highly respected, ultimately will make a decision. >> the president has claimed that for many, many months, when we come back, the claims and the every day and what the russia probe has already shown and where we go from here. er] you should be mad at leaf blowers. [beep] you should be mad your neighbor always wants to hang out. and you should be mad your smart fridge is unnecessarily complicated. but you're not mad, because you have e*trade which isn't complicated. their tools make trading quicker and simpler. so you can take on the markets with confidence. don't get mad. get e*trade and start trading today.
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from atlanta, i'm george howell with the headlines we are following for you this hour. the mueller report on russian meddling in the 2016 u.s. election, it is finally finished and now in the hands of the attorney general william barr. it's not yet clear what's in that report or when or if it will be made public. a senior justice department official says no more indictments from expected from the mueller team. the white house says it has not called off recent sanctions, this despite a tweet from the u.s. president suggesting they would the tweet was imprecise as officials weren't sure which sanctions the president was referring to. in iraq, the families of 102 people who died in a ferry accident are deciding justice. police say they are searching for 60 people in the tigris river near mosul. the ferry was carrying 22 tis amount of people allowed.
a spokes more than for the syrian democratic forces say they have taken the town of baghouz, that was the caliphate's last strong hold this after they battled isis fighters holed up in tunnels near the village. before its defeat, isis raised a bloody campaign to control cities, towns and villages and to bend people to its twisted ideology him our senior international correspondent ben wedeman has a look at what isis today for, what it did and what happens next. >> reporter: terror, mass murder, genocide, slavery. in its brief and bloody life, the so-called islamic state carried out atrocities that stretched across the globe. its victims muslims and non-muslims alike. from syria and iraq and attacks that masterminded or inspired in france, belgium, tunisia, turkey, egypt, britain, the united states and elsewhere, it
left a trail of death and destruction in its wake. what made isis unique was its ma nigh cal pen -- maniacal penchant for fame and to attract followers from near and far. it boasted its barbarity with high production value videos, the beheadings of american journalists, james foley and others. the burning alive in a cave of jordanian air force pilot. the murder of more than a thousand iraqi soldiers in this camp outside tikrit. it took equally perverse pressure and pride in the wanton treasures of archeological treasures and religious shrines, the persecution of the
minorities that fell under its sway. anyone or anything that didn't conform with its twisted vision was killed, destroyed, obliterated. and at the head of this mon tros city was abdul al bakir al baghdadi. he declared himself califa in 2014. he controlled a size the size of britain. its ambitions boundless, baekd promised his followers you will conquer rome and own the world. it was, however, not to be. within three years, isis was driven from mosul and its defacto capital raqqa. the war against the group left both cities in ruins, killed
thousands of civilians and drove millions from their homes. isis as a territorial entity in iraq and syria no longer exists. but as an idea, the islamic state is far from vanquished. among those who surrendered, we heard vows that isis would some day return with pa vengeance. many of the men and the women and children still carry with them isis' poisonous ideology. now, tingeed with bitterness and resentment for their final humiliating surrender, beyond this small corner of eastern syria, groups pledging allegiance to isis still controlled territory in egypt's sinai peninsula, libya, afghanistan, the philippines and elsewhere and its message still drives so-called lone wolves to carry out terrorist attacks. the caliphate, the so-called islamic state is a haven for mad
men and murderers s is no more. for now. ben wedeman, cnn, eastern syria. after 22 months of anticipation and intense speculation, special counsel robert mueller's russia probe is finally lynn i finished. >> that announcement came late friday from the justice department. it's not yet known what's in that report or when it might be made public sometime this week, perhaps, the attorney general william barr says he may give congress what he calls the special counsel's principle conclusions, apart from what we don't yet know about the findings, we do know how we got here, our jason carroll has that. >> two years we have gone through this nonsense, there is no collusion with russia. you know that better than anybody. there is no obstruction. >> reporter: even before robert mueller's appointment, it was clear what donald trump thought of the russian investigation and
those responsible for it. >> the entire thing has been a witch hunt. >> reporter: january, 2017. >> he's become more famous than me. >> reporter: classified documents are presented to president-elect donald trump at trump tower by then fbi director james comey. the documents include allegations that russian operatives claim to have compromising information about trump. from that explosive beginning came an early setback for the new administration, as questions are raised about attorney general jeff sessions and contacts he had with a russian official during the 2016 presidential campaign. >> i didn not have communicatios with the russians. >> it turns out he had communications with sergei kislyak. march, 2017, sessions recuse himself from overseeing the investigation. >> they said that since i had involvement with the campaign, i
should not be involved in any campaign investigation. >> reporter: may 9th, 2017, a startling development, a bombshell at the white house says trump fired fbi director james comey. the man charged with overseeing the investigation. once more, trump told nbc news he was considering the russia investigation when he was deciding whether to fire comey. >> i said, you know this russia thing with trump and russia is a made-up story. >> reporter: may 17th, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein announces the appointment of robert mueller as the special counsel. with each passing month,th -- month, it moved closer to his associates, chain chairman rick gates and paul manafort are indicted on conspiracy and money laundering, gates' later pled guilty to two counts and became
a cooperating witness. manafort was tried, convicted and sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison. trouble for trump reached his inner-most circle. >> donald trump as the next president of the united states of america. >> reporter: december, 2017, former national security adviser michael flynn pleads guilty to lying to the fbi regarding his conversations with kislyak. he agrees to cooperate. >> i feel badly for general flynn. he's led a strong life. i feel very badly. >> reporter: february, 2018, mueller indicts 13 russian nationals and three companies for interfering with the election through social media. april, 2018, things took a dramatic turn. acting on a referral from mueller to prosecutors in the southern district of new york, fbi agents raided the home,
hotel room and office of trump's personal attorney michael cohen. cohen pleaded guilty in august to eight criminal counts, including campaign finance violations. >> and acted loyal to a man when i should not have. >> reporter: november 7th, the day after the mid-term elections after months of publicly attacking him, trump fires jeff sessions. sessions' chief of staff matthew critical who had been critical of the probe took his place. >> i have been the one that said there has been no evidence of collusion. >> reporter: as the investigation appeared to be winding down this year, long-time associate roger stone is indicted. in january, the fbi rapded stone's florida home. the special counsel alleges stone coordinated with senior trump campaign officials and sought stolen e-mails from wikileaks that could damage trump's opponents. trump still awaits the charges
he faces and proclaimed his innocence. >> the justice department is telling us attorney general bill barr has now received the report from special counsel robert mueller. >> it will be up to trump's new attorney general william barr to decide how much of the report will be made public. jason carroll, cnn, new york. >> jason with a comprehensive look there. more bad news for boeing. an indonesian airline has cancelled an order of a 737 max plane as an investigation involving the jets reveals startling information. ♪ - [woman] with shark's duo clean, i don't just clean, i deep clean carpets and floors, so i got this. yep, this too, and this, please. even long hair and pet hair are no problem, but the one thing i won't have to clean is this because the shark's self-cleaning brush roll removes the hair wrap while i clean. ♪ - [announcer] shark, the vacuum that deep cleans
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boeing marketed the 737 max 8 airplanes as being similar to previous versions of the jet, despite the addition of a stability system. >> that system appears to be at the center of investigations into the deadly lion air and ethiopian crashes. pilots at two american carriers say that when they switched to the max 737, they were given a short self administered online course, but it didn't mention the new system. the federal aviation administration says that pilots were trained to hand him issues with the system even if it wasn't named. in the meantime, indonesian airline canceled almost $5 billion of an order for those jets. cnn anchor richard quest is following us live, there are questions about boeing and its approach to rolling out this plane. >> reporter: indeed. and i have just been talking to the ceo of ethiopian airlines, now, the airline is coming under
strong criticism for not training the pilots in the simulator. there is what pilots use to train. it's a full motion simulator. and the airline is being criticized for not using the simulator to train pilots about the new mcas system. as the chief executive told me, the first time they knew about mcas was after the lion air crash, the simulator they've got for the aircraft doesn't replicate the fault andest i don't want -- and ethiopian airlines has done everything required by authorities. >> this is very unfair criticism, baseless, and based on false information and we are given response, a very strong
response to those who have the region without any source of evidence or false information. as far as the training is concerned, richard, as i told you, we have gone according to global standard. we have gone according to point of recommendation and faa approved one. we are not expected to speculate or to imagine something which doesn't exist at all and as far as the lion air accident is concerned, both faa and boeing came up faa in the case of faa 80 and in the case of boeing, so we have incorporated those contents of the faa 80 in our training and working and every pilot is aware of them. if there is an accident after the lion air and after the
briefing and after incorporation of the 80, it must have been something which yet to be investigated, yet to be known and after corrective measure has to be taken on the airplane. >> now that last one is important. because he has just literally said exactly what the situation is. there was the lion air, there was the boeing briefing, there was the faa directive and yet ethiopians still happened, even though the pilots were aware of it. they couldn't have trained on the sim, because it wouldn't have made any difference anyway. they knew what was wrong. the accident still happened. and so george, not surprisingly, the chief executive told me, that he has lost confidence in the plane and it will take the strongest efforts by boeing to restore that confidence,
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cyclones they're described as. in fact the northern territory where severe tropical cyclone trevor has just made landfall, that state of emergency was actually declared there by the australian bureau of meteorologist. the defense force was deployed, 200 personnel to help assist some of the remote communities in the path of the cyclone to get out of harm's way and what the state authorities declared as the largest cyclone in the northern territory's history. you need to take that with a grain of salt. this is a sparsely population of the world, still, nonetheless, there were 200 people in the storm's way as it moved into the inland territory of the northern territory. now, this is tropical cyclone veronica. this one is still approaching the coastline. it has not yet made landfall, but we are already feeling the effects. so here's the latest. 185 kilometer per hour sustained wind, right near the center of
the circulation. it's lost its moisture source. so it is starting to become more disorganized and a little weaker as the time goes on. you can see the gail force warnings in place and the extreme northwestern sections of queensland. this storm is going to move over if an extremely dry, arid part of australia. when you get this amount of rainfall for such a sport period of time this intense, maybe 2 twist, 300 millimeters, there is bound to be flooding. the potential exists to receive rainfall in a few day's time. then you look on the other side of the continent, look at that, you can see incredible amounts of rain expected to be produced with tropical cyclone veronica. the reason for this is because the storm is going to stall out as it approaches the coastline. in fact, it's already slowing its forward momentum. you can see how almost confusing this map is. you can see the large cone of uncertainty there. the storm has no momentum to move on shore. it's going to sit around for a
while. port hedlund has a population of 30,000. west of that, our computer models are picking up over 500 millimeters of rainfall over the next five days. there are gail force warnings in this area. obviously, they will be contending with the potential for flooding, downed trees and power lines and loss of electricity. also the potential for storm surge as with any tropical cyclone or land point hurricane as well. i really want to show you this because western australia and the northern territory, two vastly different areas and the northern territory only has a population of about 250,000 people and again just a few remote communities across the north where trevor has made land fall. western australia, that's a different story. 2.5 people call it home. most of them in perth. nonetheless, we have the potential for several people to be impacted by both of these
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